Pledges help youngsters to success
At the final home game of the league season Chorley Supporters Trust handed a fifth installment of £500 to Chorley FC’s Youth Set up; taking the total given for the season to £2,500 raised via the Trust’s successful pledges scheme. With two play off games still to play over £2,600 has been pledged by supporters. If all pledged monies are paid to the Trust by 20th May the total will be rounded up to £3,000 from the Trust’s funds.
It has been a remarkable first season for the Under 21 side who clinched the Lancashire Football League Division West title with a dramatic 3-1 victory against Ashton Athletic last week. The victorious team were introduced to the crowd at Victory Park at half time during the match against Halifax on Saturday. Supporters Trust Vice Chairman Dave Tindall took the opportunity to present the latest £500 cheque to the squad as they celebrated.
The Supporters Trust also awarded player of the year trophies to Danny Squires (U18s) and Jordan Darr (U21s). The two players were nominated by the coaching staff.
The Supporters Trust Pledges scheme sees fans pledge money linked to the first team performances such as £1 per goal or £2 per clean sheet. The latter has proved particularly lucrative thanks to several strong defensive displays this term. Trust Chairman, Ryan Modlin said:
“The pledges scheme has been a great success this season with over £2,600 pledged by supporters. We set out to raise a target of £3,000 and if all pledges are paid we won’t be too far off. This is why the Trust board have agreed to top the pledges up to £3,000 if all outstanding pledges are paid. I’d like to thank all the supporters that have pledged and paid into the scheme this season and hope they derive some satisfaction from seeing the success of the teams this season.”
Outstanding pledges can be paid before the home match against Kidderminster, at the Trust AGM on Thursday 4th May or online. All those that have paid into the pledges scheme will be entered into a prize draw to win a 2017/18 Chorley FC season ticket.